(JNS.org) At the start of a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is prepared to “immediately” resume direct peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
“I want to say here in 10 Downing Street, and reaffirm again, that I am ready to resume direct negotiations with the Palestinians with no conditions whatsoever to enter negotiations, and I’m willing to do so immediately,” Netanyahu said.
The Israeli leader also emphasized regional security issues.
“The Middle East is disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam: the militant Sunnis led by ISIS and the militant Shi’ites led by Iran,” said Netanyahu. “And I believe that we can cooperate in practical ways to roll back the tide of militant Islam both in the Middle East and in Africa altogether.”
Cameron reiterated his belief that Israel has the right to defend itself.